Tuesday, January 19, 2010
New Driver Helps a Regular Golfer, Rather than a Pro
Get On The Inside Track
A club that tells you how to swing? Genius.
Arriving January 22, 2010
What does every golfer expect when they put a shiny new driver in play? More distance! But the USGA has been putting all sorts of rules and restrictions on club head designs to prevent that very situation from occurring. This is why designers have to be more creative in designing clubs to that will truly enhance their customers’ game. One method is to design clubs around the way average golfers swing, rather than creating perfect clubs and expecting golfers to swing that way. In that respect, there is still quite a bit room for improvement.
One of the most common tendencies is when a golfer comes over the top and makes an outside-in move. This is evident by most shots off the tee resulting into a push, fade or the dreaded slice. A Golf Digest article “Add 42 Yards Now” explained that if you were able to change to more of an inside-out
Visual Cues to Help Guide YouThe crown on the Acer XDS Insider is designed as a reminder to swing inside-out to create the most powerful and effective swings.
movement a golfer who swung 95 mph could gain as much as 42 yards. Of course, this would require a huge change in how the person swings the club and let’s face it most golfers are not going to be able to put in that time and effort. But through creating design features in the club head, the golfer can be encouraged to make more of an inside path.
This is how the Acer XDS Insider got its name. The profile of the head as well as the contour on the crown was specifically designed to create a mental picture of swinging from the inside. This will encourage one to swing the driver on an inside-out swing path instead of that dreaded distance robbing over-the-top move.
Goal: Get Into the SlotAn inside-out swing is the most effective swing you canmake. The majority of very good players employ an insideout downswing, or what is commonly called “getting into the slot.” On the contrary, a high percentage of mid and highhandicappers use an outside-in swing, which leads to slicesand loss of power.
asymmetrical sole. More weight is shifted toward the heel in order to assist in rotating the head and squaring the face at impact.
The face angle is a little more closed than normal to provide some additional corrective measures. In many cases when a golfer sees a closed club face they are not even aware they are manipulating the club face or their stance open and essentially negating the potential benefit of the clubface being closed. The Acer XDS Insider’s addressed this problem as the face angle is cleverly disguised by the masking on the crown to provide a “square” appearance so they can just trust their natural swing.
Lastly, the Acer XDS Insider also boasts a variable face thickness, cup face design to make the entire club face become one gigantic sweet spot and ensure that you get all the distance possible.
Acer XDS Insider Titanium Driver
Available RH: #10.5°, 12°
Available LH: #10.5°
Assembled Price (comes with Free! Headcover!) $99.95